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afternoon at 3:00. >>> want to update you on developing news in houston. george h. w. bush has been released from icugabe is staineding by. you told us two hours ago that the president was singing to doctors and unurses, he sounds like he is doing better than a week ago? >> yes, we got a update saying that former president bush was moved to a regular patient room and that the bush family wanted to thank everyone for their thought prayers. this comes a day after the spokesman said that the former president was singing along with his medical staff. and the 41st president of the united states first went to the hospital in early november for bronchitis, he was released a few days later and then after thanksgiving went back in with a nagging cough. his families have not released many details of the treatment he has been receiving, but late this week, on thursday, houston -- the chief of staff urge supporters to put the hearts back in the closet. president bush was a fighter and in good spirits, still no telling how long he will be in the hospital. but we learned that he has been moved from the ic
president george h.w. bush took a turn for the over and he's against safety nets. if you fall, tough luck. so i strongly suggest that you wake the [ bleep ] up. >> actually, that's samuel l. jackson, he's a nice fella personally. this is "hardball," the place for politics. he really is a nice guy. >>> former president george h.w. bush took a turn for the worse over christmas eve. doctors say they are cautiously optimistic the 88-year-old will recover. we wish him well. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." boston globe reporting michael kranish has written why romney lost the campaign this year. it includes access to insiders on the record including romney's oldest son tagg who says of his father, quote, he wanted to be president less than anyone i've met in my life. he had no desire to run. if he could have found someone else to take his place, he would have been ecstatic to step aside. he is a very private person who loves his family and his country but doesn't love the attention. former huckabee manager chip saltsman is with us too. this is fun. this is joyful today. i l
family confident george h.w. bush will soon be out of intensive care. the 41st president has been elevated -- had an elevated fever, but we're told his condition is not dire. chief of staff says is he sick? yeah. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of saying put. he would ask me to tell to you please put the harps back in the closet. becker added, the care at methodist hospital is unequaled. we'll have a live report outside the hospital at the bottom of this hour. >>> moving on, the nation is mourning the loss of an american hero, general herbert norman schwarzkopf, known as storming norman and bear, has died of complications from pneumonia. he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait back in 1991. that was operation desert storm. former president george h.w. bush organized that coalition. he approved a statement while in intensive care. he says, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized the country creed that, is defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our most trying internationa
. >>> former president george h.w. bush may spend christmas in the hospital. he has been undergoing treatment for bronchitis. a hospital spokesman says although the form eer presidents in stable condition he should build up energy before he goes home. >>> voters in egypt appear to have approved an islamist backed constitution. women are concerned their rights could be curtailed once the constitution is implemented. >>> holiday travellers in the nation's heartland today got a break from last week's storms. a new storm system hitting the west coast could threaten christmas travel later on this week. >>> south african archbishop desmond tutuhas added his name to the list of those praying for nelson mandela's recovery. >>> who was michelle obama before she got to the white house? a new book called "a salute to michelle obama" tries to answer that. joining me now is patrick henry bass, editorial project director. thanks for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> what are people going to learn? >> we have been covering michelle obama since 2006. what we see with michelle obama, she sort of sink
&p 500 gave back two. nasdaq down four. >> doug: president george h.w. bush is at a hospital after having a stubborn fever. >> joe biden on hand to swear in brian shot as the hawaii newest senator. he was selected to fill the vacancy. >>> after the attack on benghazi there was widespread speculation some would lose their job after the security failure but it has nod happened. and john kerry's nomination as secretary of state could hang in the balance. peter doocy has the pieces together. >> accountability has been brought to bear with regard to the individuals who are, who are senior. >> accountability apparently does not come from a pink slip, because none of the four state department officials placed on legislative leave for failures in the run township the september 11 terror -- runup to the september 11 terrorist attack lost their job. according to a new york post. the spokesperson said the secretary accepted eric boswell decision to resign. as assistant secretary for diplomatic security effective immediately. the other three individuals were relieved of the current duties. chairwoman
information on president george h.w. bush hospitalized. family members saying he's improving and recovering in an intensive care unit. the 84-year-old treated for a bronchitis condition. sounds like good news, mike? >> reporter: it does, and the degree to which no news is good news and that's because the staff around president bush made a point of not pep erring us with updates unless this is' kind of a significant change and the latest update we got from them is that his condition continues to improve. now, the former president has been in intensive care for almost a week now admitted last sunday and the problem is a stubborn fever he can't seem to shake. brought on by a nasty case of bronchitis that put the former president in the hospital the end of november. now, the staff around him has made a real effort to kemp the releases about his condition light and optimistic and they give us information like the fact that he's laughing and joking with hospital staff. if you've ever been around this former president, a funny guy and the fact that he's laughing with the staff is true to form. the
president george h.w. bush's condition has worsened. niece intensive care this morning. he's fight ago persistent fever that's gone up over the last few days. the 41st president was hospitalized last month for a bronchitis-related cough. he had a series of setbacks. >> he just started to have a few low energy days and things kind of snowballed from there. probably exactly the wrong time because of his weakened condition, because of the fight against bronchitis, 88 years old, it adds up to a tough situation right now. >> juliet: he's been a tough guy all his life. he's reportedly alert, joking with the staff at methodist hospital. we're told he's on liquids only for the time being. >>> dozens of people singing "amazing grace" at a candlelight vigil as they remembered the two firefighters murdered in new york. ♪ i once was lost ♪ but now am found ♪ . >> juliet: the two men were shot and killed during an ex-con's christmas eve ambush. we're hearing from the firefighters who survived the attack. in a joint statement, they shared their gratitude for all the prayers. doctors upgraded t
now on the health of former president george h.w. bush. a family spokesman tells nbc news he still has an elevated temperature and there remains no discussion of a discharge date from methodist hospital in houston. originally they hoped the president who's 88 years old and suffering from bronchitis will be able to celebrate christmas with his family at home. over the holiday the spokesman said the former president whose career includes two terms at vice president was receiving visitors and well wishes and that the family remains cautiously optimistic he'll recover. stay with us. the day's top lines are coming up. ♪ new years clutter is no match for someone with big ideas. with a new project in mind, some how-to knowledge to give us an edge, and more savings down every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brighter. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. start fresh and save with hdx 20 gallon totes, a special buy at just $5.88 a piece. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one p
that next. >>> president george h.w. bush is in guarded condition. a family spokesman says his doctors are cautiously optimistic. he's alert, talking with his family, but a few setbacks have kept him in the hospital, including a persistent fever. >>> it looks like 2012 will go down as a major turning point for the housing market. jackie, this could be the first yearly gain for home prices since the housing bubble. some good news? >> that's right. good morning, richard. there's no doubt the housing market has had a rough ride, but yesterday's 20-city index show that prices in october rose by 4.3%, also showed since jane war prices are up 6.9% just this year, the largest gain since 2005. the numbers also put the housing market on track to mark the first gain since 2006. many analysts look to housing as the foundation, no pun intended, for the health of the broader economy. the school of thought is housing has to show signs of life before the economy can really improve. >>> let's move on to toyota. they're making headlines today. >> is that right. toyota has agreed to pay more than a bill
schwartzkof has died. he was 78 years old. we're just getting a statement by president george h.w. bush. it reads, "barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american president, and one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of that long, great line hailing from west point, general norm schwarzkopf to me epitomizes our nation. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend. barbara and i send our condolences to his wife, brenda, and his wonderful family." very sad news for the country. >>> we start our second half of our show with the other stories we're watching tonight. former president george w.h. bush remains in intensive care at a houston hospital, where he's been treated for a fever. a spokesperson tells our miguel marquez that doctors are in no hurry to rush him out. and aren't offering a guess as to when he'll be out of the icu. he also says the former president is not on a ventilator and is good spirits. his chief of staff sent out a statement, saying his boss' condition is not dire, and saying, please put the harps back in the clos
strategist and former white house aide to president george h.w. bush. it's great to see both of you today, and, karen, i want to start with you on this because ultimately when we look at who the nra is trying to convince on this message, it is essentially speaking to republicans in congress saying hold your ground. we don't need to do anything on this because it looks as if there was ground already giving way with people like joe manchin coming out and saying this is something that we need to discuss, at least make a logical track at looking at what the problem is. >> right. i think what was happening was that people were recognizing that this is a bigger, smor systemic problem than where i think the republicans are trying to go in their talking points by just focussing on the mental health aspect and just focussing on the school safety aspect. both are things that we should look at, but i can tell you, i worked in new york city public schools, and there are instances where they do have police officers in the schools. we know that at columbine there was an armed police officer in the scho
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of this one it goes down. host: george h. w. bush will spend christmas in the hospital, according to "the washington post." host: samuel is from south carolina on the democrat's line. caller: hello. how have you been? host: fine, thank you. caller: joe scarborough. host: the morning talk-show host. why so? caller: he got his show body seemed to balance his program by talking to republicans and democrats and independents. when obama was down and mitt romney was gaining momentum, he pointed out some bad stuff that mitt romney did. he stood up last week about gun controls that we should do when all those kids got killed at the school. when a republican from florida and says he is a republican but still stands up to his party, he has to be a true hero. that is one reason why i watch his show and like his show. he might disagree on policies but he will tell you that. he believes in working together and getting things done for america. he should run for office again. host: steven from twitter adds -- dale from atlanta, georgia, hi. caller: hig. my political hero -- everybody was picking talk sh
. there was it is not believed he was involved in any investigations on cotron versies. >>> george h.w. bush will not make it home for the holidays. he has been hospitalized with a limb lingering cough since last month. doctors in houston say he needs to build up his energy before they will consider releasing him. at 88, he is the oldest living former president. >>> a woman is attracting big crowds with this griswold worthy christmas. check this out. jan stewart has more than 65,000 lights synced with holiday music at her home in fountain valley, california. u.s. a tribute to her late husband, but some neighbors say it's like living next door to the vegas strip. just a bit over the top. >> more appropriate for the las vegas strip than for a residential area. most of the houses do have christmas decorations, we're not opposed to that, but it's just very bright, very intrusive. >> stewart has already been ticketed for the noise and she's trying to keep the volume down. >>> and a cyber war with santa in the middle. you have opposites to keep tabs on santa. the ever reliable stand by at noradsanta.org shows h
: well, right now, former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at a houston hospital. doctors say they're treating him for a fever and that the 88-year-old former president is in what they're calling guarded condition. trace gallagher has the latest on this from our west coast newsroom. trace? >> reporter: and, heather, the former president has been in the hospital for better part of two months. remember was admitted november 7th. spent 10 days at methodist hospital. was released for a few days and back on november 23rd. he has been there ever since the initial problem was the bronchitis but now doctors say that has improved a quite a bit and coughing only once or twice a day. but now the big fear he has this fever that simply will not go away. doctors tell have not figured out exactly what's causing it. the concern it is bacterial infection which is very tough for elderly people to battle. the former president's spokesman says you don't go to the icu if you're doing well. listen. >> he's not, he's, you know he is in critical condition. he's in a bad way but, you know
the tail was probably the problem. >> and former president george h.w. bush will be spending this christmas day in a houston hospital. the nation's 41st president has been there for more than a month battling a persistent bronchitis-like cough. doctors were hoping to send him home for the holidays. the 88-year-old bush has developed a fever and is weak. we wish him well. >> nelson mandela is also spending christmas day in a hospital room. he's been battling a lung infection and the first time he won't be home for christmas since 1989 when he was still jailed for leading the struggle against apartheid. the current president says the nobel prize winner is looking and feeling much better. >> santa is done delivering his goodies this morning, so we are going to take over and we're going to look at his naughty and nice list. we'll make our own. now time to go over who see who made the cut on either side. i've been looking forward to this segment all morning. richard, you didn't get the memo on the outside, sorry . >> let's start with you, richard. on your nice list, you have two governors, democ
up on the show, presidents and how president george h.w. bush's pet caused drama at the white house and other stays you won't hear anywhere else about the white house. ♪ putting on the ritz ♪ this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. hurry in for a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. >> well from puppies to ponies, a new book takes us inside the pets who live at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> alisyn: whether they were providing companionship or softening a president's political image, these pets played an important role in white house history and jennifer pickens, 50 years of presidents and their pets, good morning, jennifer. >> good morning, merry christmas. >> alisyn: merry christmas to you, too. who are the most or which would you say are the most famous pets of the white house? >> oh, my god, so many to choose from. caroline kennedy's pony, macaroni was an all time favorite f favorite. every little girl wanted a pony and the stable
a look at the "morning papers." "houston chronicle," former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at houston methodist hospital this morning after suffering from what doctors call a stubborn fever. the former president had been hospitalized since thanksgiving for bronchitis and was expected to be released before christmas, but a series of setbacks sent him to the icu on sunday. a bush family spokesman says the former president remains alert and is surrounded by family. >>> "the washington post." nelson mandela was released from a south african hospital last night after nearly three weeks of treatment for a lung infection. the 94-year-old former president is currently recovering in his home in johannesburg, but his doctors have cautioned that he should remain close to medical facilities. >>> "wall street journal." toyota has agreed to a $1.1 billion class action settlement over complaints some of his cars accelerated without warning. owners of 16 million toyota, lexus and scion will be eligible for payments and safety updates depending on the make and
president george w.h. bush remains in intensive care at a houston hospital, where he's been treated for a fever. a spokesperson tells our miguel marquez that doctors are in no hurry to rush him out. he also says the former president is not on a ventilator and is good spirits. his chief of staff sent out a statement, saying his boss' condition is not dire, and saying, please put the harps back in the closet. >>> the city of newtown, connecticut, has received so many gifts since the december 14th shooting at sandy hook elementary that a local official has asked people to stop sending items like teddy bears and blankets, because postal workers can't handle the volume. officials say they should donate the items to needy children and families in their own community instead. >>> another sign that people are truly worried about the fiscal cliff. an index that tracking consumer confidence fell more than expected in december, to 65.1. now, that's down from 71.5 reading in november, and well below the estimate of 70. barclay's economist deen mackey tells us, consumers, quote, recognize they f
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